I Just Can’t Think Straight: Domestic Violence, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Strangulation

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

In the domestic violence field, we have known for decades that abusers intentionally target a victim’s head, neck and face, with terrifying and painful repeated assaults and strangulation. The Center on Partner-Inflicted Brain Injury’s groundbreaking research revealed that over 8 out of 10 people accessing domestic violence services had experienced head trauma, often repeatedly and concurrently–and the significant ways this violence can impact the brain. These invisible injuries are rarely identified and almost never immediately treated, and have a host of physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a person’s life. This makes it more difficult for them to get what they need from agencies designed to serve them. Come to learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, partner-inflicted brain injury, and Ohio’s practical, free tools developed for you to raise awareness and build relationships with domestic violence service providers.

Email dani@biavt.org for questions/assistance

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